majored in history at Wellesley College and in 2021 earned her Master of Liberal Arts degree at the University of Chicago. A writer, producer, and consultant in communications strategy, she held executive positions at WLS-TV (ABC7) and WTTW. She opened the theater at American Girl Place, producing musicals based on the books about girls in American history. She was most recently vice president of marketing and communications at The Chicago Community Trust. An avid theater goer, she served on the TimeLine Theatre board for ten years. She currently writes features for Classic Chicago Magazine.